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Works Suite 2001 installed over Word 97

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by mark3, Dec 30, 2001.

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  1. mark3

    mark3 Thread Starter

    Dec 14, 1999
    I recently Purchased Works Suite 2001 and I would like to install it. I have had Office 97 for several years. Must I take Office 97 off before I install Works Suite 2001? If so, what happens to all the data files associated with Word Excell etc?
    My concern stems from the fact that Works has Word 2000 as one of the installs.
  2. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Welcome to TSG!
    The Lady who can really answer that question for you is not online at the moment. She is Dreamboat and usually stops by once or twice a day to check things out.
  3. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Hi, Mark.

    First, I'm not the only one around here that can answer this question--far from it. But I love Davey's confidence in me! And he did private message me special. I'm doing something else, so otherwise would not have come in anymore tonight. (Probably not, anyway)

    But, I'll tell you what I'd like to see you do.

    Do a search right here at Tech Support Guy and look for the words "file association". You'll find where I tell someone (and probably other posts too) how to Shift+Right-click on a filename, and then associate to whatever program you like. If you find it, and then you install Works/Word and have the problem you mention, you can revert right back to Word 97 being your default Word--which I may also recommend.

    I strongly suggest you install this into a folder called Works, and do not let it (default) install to the Program files.

    I am not sure if Word with Works is a "true" Word or not. If it is, I'm not sure that it comes with Works, so much as it comes with your PC. Once you install it, however, let me know what tabs you have under Tools-Options, and I'll know right away.

    If you DO have the real Word 2000, then may I suggest the following setup after you've installed it?

    1. Tools-Customize, Options tab. Remove checkmarks in top two checkboxes.

    2. Tools-Autocorrect, Autoformat as you type tab. Remove checkmarks from top and bottom sections, leaving the middle section alone.

    3. Tools-Options, Save tab. Choose "don't use features not available in Word 97".

    That should about do it for ya. Don't hesitate to ask questions and/or to be specific.
  4. jbcalg


    Oct 29, 2001
    on the surface, looks like works suite 2001 comes with word 2000 - a big surprise since works has always had a lower version of word, excel, and functionality etc than the office suite
    - office lite i've always called it, but the distinction appears to be lessening

    it's being replaced by works suite 2002 - the xp version

    so i'd go with DB's advice and try to install it away from the office 97/word 97 files

    you might also want to read this review - looks like there will be some changes made to your existing Office apps

    - and get ready for a long install - 50 minutes, 3 or 4 reboots, etc - looks like you'll pay for the added features one way or another :)
  5. mark3

    mark3 Thread Starter

    Dec 14, 1999
    Thx all for your help......mark3

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